In a world where humans have no faces, Mount Rushmore would be an unshaped boulder that no one would be able to see anyway. Appreciate mugs with today’s Groupon to Healing Treasures Skincare with Victoria at JDM Salon in La Mesa. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get five Diamondbrasion treatments (a $299 value).
- For $149, you get eight Diamondbrasion treatments (a $478.40 value).<p>
The multistory, loft-style JDM Salon welcomes visitors into a spacious, earth-toned studio in which floral murals glow beneath the glow of crisp hanging lamps. In roughly 30 minutes, a licensed aesthetician helps to smoothen skin and unblock pores during a noninvasive Diamondbrasion treatment. First, mugs are cleansed to rinse away debris and pave the way for an exfoliating scrub. The Diamondbrasion procedure continues the exfoliation process, removing dead skin cells and aiding in the increase of overall circulation. After visages are refreshed and resurfaced, technicians apply a generous layer of moisturizing ointment, leaving clients glowing and ready for dinner dates and important speeches performed in front of the bathroom mirror.
Healing Treasures Skincare with Victoria at W Salon and Spa
Once Victoria Fischbeck became a licensed aesthetician, she immediately set her sights on her sister, who battled ever-worsening rosacea for years. "Her rosacea was at the fourth stage—the point where you get welts, a lot of acne, and a lot of congestion that gets out from the skin," she says, adding that many people never reemerge from that stage. Drastically, she decided to try resurfacing treatments. The progress was gradual, but the change was dramatic. Today, Victoria says, "you would never even know that she had rosacea."
That experience fueled Victoria's interest in the medical side of skincare, focusing on rosacea, aging, and acne. Though her vintage style room tucked inside W Salon and Spa is serene, especially with its billowy curtains and flickering candles, she says her treatments are a far cry from spa facials. "It's more like coming to a doctor's office, only in a salon atmosphere," she says. She focuses on resurfacing skin with peels and diamondbrasion—a skin-resurfacing treatment using a microdermabrasion machine that's modified with industrial diamonds on its nozzles. She uses only pharmaceutical products during her procedures and hosts detailed consultations that include advice on what kind of diet is best for skin.
As her clients come back for treatments, Victoria notices the lines on their face softening, the size of their pores shrinking, and their skin's tone evening. She says that though it may not happen overnight, with a combination of home care and professional work, skincare transformation is possible. It's these transformations, like her sister's, that make her job worthwhile. "That's why I'm in business," Victoria says. "That's why I'm satisfied."